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MPs to question Channel 4 execs

MPs to question Channel 4 execs

The UK parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to address the future of commercial PSB Channel 4 following the confirmation that privatisation is an option being considered by…

UEFA welcomes Italy anti-piracy operation

UEFA welcomes Italy anti-piracy operation

European football’s governing body UEFA, organiser and owner of the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, has welcomed the anti-piracy operation in Italy conducted by the Guardia di Finanza, and coordinated by…

SES demands Intelsat text message disclosure

SES continues with its legal onslaught on Intelsat and a $1.8 billion claim for a greater share of the FCC’s $9.7 million incentive payments, and for punitive damages to be…

Media experts demand public service Internet

Media experts demand public service Internet

A group of media experts, under the banner of The Public Service Media and Public Service Internet Manifesto, have declared that: “The Internet and the media landscape are broken”. In…

Survey: Brexit drives out 250 broadcast licences

Survey: Brexit drives out 250 broadcast licences

The MAVISE Database shows that many of global channels that were based in the UK have now been compelled to move to the continent to maintain their in-EU origin status.…

CNMC OKs MásMóvil, Euskaltel merger

CNMC OKs MásMóvil, Euskaltel merger

Spain’s competition regulator the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), has given its first phase approval to the merger between telcos and Euskaltel. The €2 billion transaction…

UK Government responds to PSB report

UK Government responds to PSB report

The UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published the Government’s response to its report on The future of public service broadcasting. In its response, the…

SES seeks Summary Judgement against Intelsat

An 80-page document from SES, filed on June 16th with Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy court, lays out in historical detail why it wants the court to heavily penalise Intelsat for…

MultiChoice refuses to add SABC licence fees

MultiChoice refuses to add SABC licence fees

South Africa’s Multichoice is declining to add local licence fees that residents have to pay for viewing SABC transmissions. The nation has a habit of not paying such fees and…

India’s Supreme Court dismisses Devas claim

India’s Supreme Court dismisses Devas claim

The Devas vs Antrix law-suit rumbles on. India’s Supreme Court this week dismissed an application from Devas Multimedia to restrain the liquidator from taking any action pending upcoming arbitration proceedings…

NEXTGEN TV project for Washington, D.C.

NEXTGEN TV project for Washington, D.C.

An expansive collaborative effort is now underway to launch NEXTGEN TV service in the US capital, with the academic resources and technical prowess of Howard University’s WHUT serving as the…

Report: 60% UK consumers unaware of 1Gb broadband

Report: 60% UK consumers unaware of 1Gb broadband

The UK’s ability to capitalise on the roll-out of next-generation gigabit broadband is at risk because too few consumers are aware of the technology and its benefits, according to a…

Intelsat’s Chapter 11 exit delayed?

Intelsat’s exit from its Chapter 11 restructuring could be badly delayed and distributions to other creditors limited by the dispute between SES and Intelsat over C-band payments from the FCC.…

CMA studying Apple, Google mobile ecosystems

CMA studying Apple, Google mobile ecosystems

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a market study into Apple’s and Google’s mobile ecosystems over concerns they have market power which is harming users and other…

Can Tim Davie save the BBC?

The reputation of the BBC matters. It wants to be seen as the gold-standard of public service broadcasting, and that matters not just for the BBC and, by extension, the…

BBC publishes Bashir appointment review

BBC publishes Bashir appointment review

The BBC has published a review set up to establish the facts around the decision to appoint Martin Bashir as Religious Affairs Correspondent in September 2016 and the subsequent re-grading…

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